It has long been assumed that Quade Green will be Kentucky’s starting point guard, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is going to make him earn it.
Gilgeous-Alexander’s size impressed everyone who watched Kentucky’s televised pro day last weekend, so it should come as no surprise that he is in the mix for the job.
When asked, John Calipari said, “Quade and Shai right now are competing. It’s a great battle. I’m starting one and then I’ll flip them and start the other. I say ‘start,’ I’ll put them with different groups to watch them.”
“Hami could play it in a pinch,” Cal added, suggesting it could be a three-way competition. “We’re a good enough handling team that you could play basically without a point guard. But our teams have been centered on having guys out there that can really control the game somewhat. So I would say two. And they can play together, by the way, because Shai is big.”
In football they say, “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.” But for Kentucky’s point guard situation, I like the thought of Green and Gilgeous-Alexander competing for (and sharing) the job as they each bring different elements to the floor.